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  • Posted January 13, 2012


    Quintessential Miller. Raw, edgy, irreverent--highly entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    One of the greatest Dadaist books ever...

    Henry Miller's Black Spring combines the genres of Dadaism and surrealism into one book, which is a natural combination of dreams. While Miller himself was questionable as an individual (quite immoral, very egocentric, and rude) he was a great writer, and he knew it. While some parts don't make sense, why should they? They're beautifully written parts and Miller knew this. Does this book have a point? No. This whole book, like most of Miller's work, is nothing more than a meditation on himself, his life, and his work. He certainly wasn't a genuis, nor a god, as he claimed himself to be, for any Automatist Avant-Garde surrealist can write this kind of material. But Miller is still crucial to read for any aspiring writer, for he has a freedom not found in the Clancy and Grisham yarns on the best-seller lists. With freedom and the talent to use his freedom, he shies not away from absurdism. That doesn't scare him. Every page explodes and will take anybody who's never read Miller before by surprise. The only other Miller book I've read was Tropic of Cancer, which I did not and still do not like to this day. Black Spring is way better. Read this novel, and I guarantee that if you like offbeat, wonderfully executed surrealist literature, you will love Black Spring. I did not regret reading this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2000

    an explosion of words

    i'm really not sure how many stars to give this book. it is a collection of stories. some of them r awful. but this book contains some of my favorite lines in all of literature. the story, walking up and down in china, begins, 'in paris, out of paris, leaving paris, or coming back to paris, it's always paris, and paris is france, and france is china.' that may be my favorite single sentence in all of literature.

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